Jeremy Jackson

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Jeremy Jackson
Donna D'Errico and Jeremy Jackson.jpg
Jackson with Baywatch co-star Donna D'Errico.
Jeremy Dunn Jackson[citation needed]

(1980-10-16) October 16, 1980 (age 41)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Loni Willison (2012–2014)

Jeremy Dunn Jackson (born October 16, 1980) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Hobie Buchannon on the television show Baywatch.



Jackson appeared in 159 episodes of the TV series Baywatch, more than any other actor apart from David Hasselhoff, playing Hobie Buchannon from season 2 through season 10 (1991–1999).

Music career[edit]

Jackson was introduced to music by David Hasselhoff, who starred on Baywatch, on which Jackson appeared. Jackson later supported Hasselhoff on his 1993 European tour and Jackson was signed to Edel Records by Peter Lopez. An Australian musician, Mark Holden, who was working with Hasselhoff, wrote a number of songs and produced the album.[1]


  • Number One (1994) NL No. 17, DE No. 90
  • Always (1995)


  • "I Need You" (1994)
  • "Looking for My Number 1" (1994)
  • "You Can Run" (1995)
  • "French Kiss" (1995)
  • "I'm Gonna Miss You" (1995)
  • "You Really Got It Going On" (1997)


Jackson was featured in Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue in March 2006. He has been referred to as "Mr. MySpace" and was a guest on The Tyra Banks Show.[2] Jackson has performed in clubs from London to Las Vegas. Jackson endorsed Ed Hardy Clothing, and has hosted fashion shows around the world for the fashion house.

He appeared on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, a reality show in which former teen idols attempt to revitalize their careers. In one episode, he claimed he beat out Leonardo DiCaprio for the part of Hobie Buchannon; this was later verified by David Hasselhoff.[3] The show is co-produced by Scott Baio and Jason Hervey.[4]

In 2012, Jeremy worked with PhilaDreams Films on the unreleased independent movie, Dreams, which was filmed by Thomas J. Walton and Vaughn Goland.[5]

In January 2015, Jackson participated in the United Kingdom reality television series Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5. After four days, producers removed him from the house for opening fellow housemate Chloe Goodman's dressing gown against her will.[6] Jackson was later cautioned by the Hertfordshire Police following their investigation into common assault.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, a sex tape of Jackson and adult video star Sky Lopez was offered for sale. Jackson asserted that he was physically threatened into giving the tape to men who claimed they represented Lopez.[8]

In an interview on the E! TV special Child Star Confidential Jackson stated that problems with drugs contributed to his departure from Baywatch, but that he had overcome his addiction following rehabilitation.[9] In 2011, Jackson was a fifth-season cast member on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which depicted his recovery from steroid addiction.[10]

In 2017, as part of a plea bargain, Jackson was sentenced to 270 days in jail for a 2015 stabbing.[11][12]



  1. ^ Holden, Mark (May 2017). My Idol Years. Melbourne: Transit Lounge. ISBN 978-0-9953594-7-5.
  2. ^ The Tyra Banks Show
  3. ^ Leonardo DiCaprio almost cast in Baywatch
  4. ^ Confessions of a Teen Idol VH1 Page
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Jeremy Jackson thrown out of Celebrity Big Brother". BBC. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  7. ^ "Celebrity Big Brother: Jeremy Jackson cautioned over Chloe Goodman assault". BBC. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Hobie from 'Baywatch':Don't Call It a Comeback!". Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Jeremy Jackson History". Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  10. ^ "Family Weekend". Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Season 5. Episode 6. July 31, 2011. VH1.
  11. ^ "'Baywatch' alum Jeremy Jackson headed to jail". Fox News Channel. April 17, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "The Strange Saga of Jeremy Jackson: Ex-'Baywatch' Heartthrob Sentenced to Jail for Stabbing a Woman". Retrieved April 18, 2017.

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